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Rep. Duncan Hunter (R – CA 52nd) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R – CA 49th): “You want to increase voter awareness”

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

In this epic segment, the Road Team kicks it all telejournalist in San Diego, speaking to Congressman Duncan Hunter (who’s considering-slash-preparing announcing a 2008 Presidential bid) and Congressman Darrell Issa at a fundraiser for the former. Both had some interesting points to make: Representative Hunter feels the issue is that people aren’t inspired, rather than that the day makes it difficult. And Representative Issa brought up an interesting point about multi-day voting and how it’s used to good effect in many countries.

In fact, a number of states already offer multi-day voting here in the U.S., either in the form of no-excuse absentee balloting (by mail) or no-excuse in-person absentee balloting (early voting). Some people- like Congressman Issa- do think universalizing this practice would appreciably increase turnout. Another solution to consider as we continue bringing together every serious election reform proposal we run across.

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